Who just passed the New York Yankees as MLB's biggest spenders?

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The New York Yankees have been surpassed as MLB's biggest spenders by the Los Angeles Dodgers, a study revealed.

The Associated Press today released figures which show that, for the first time in 15 years, someone other than the Yankees tops the payroll list.

The Dodgers went of an extensive offseason spending spree that has seen their average salary near the $4 million mark for the first time - with a projected payroll total of over $235 million.

$24 million of that is going to the leagues highest-paid player, pitcher Zack Greinke.

That puts them streaks ahead of the Yankees who fall to second place, with the New York ball club coming in second with a still mammoth $204 million.

Completing the top five are the Philadelphia Flyers ($180 million), Boston Red Sox ($163 million) and Detroit Tigers ($162 million).

At the other end of the scale, Houston ($45 million) and the Miami Marlins ($48 million) are Major League Baseball's lowest spenders.

The study also revealed that the average salary for a big league player is set to rise approximately 8-10 percent from last year to between $3.95 million and $4 million.

Dodgers GM, Ned Colletti, doesn't believe the title of 'league's biggest spenders' will put any added pressure on the players:

"I don't think the guys worry about it. I know we don't worry about it.

"We're expected to win, and that's how we go about it. Money doesn't mean you win. Money just means you have a chance to get the best players," he explained.

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